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Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) Guide

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) guide as a reference in maintaining a challenging curriculum for all students.

CREDE’s Five Standards for Effective Pedagogy

1 Teachers and Students Working Together
Use instructional group activities in which students and teacher work together to create a product or idea.

2 Developing Language and Literacy Skills Across All Curriculum
Apply literacy strategies and develop language competence in all subject areas.

3 Connecting Lessons to Students’ Lives
Contextualize teaching and curriculum in students’ existing experiences in home, community, and school.

4 Engaging Students With Challenging Lessons
Maintain challenging standards for student performance; design activities to advance understanding to more complex levels.

5 Emphasizing Dialogue Over Lectures
Instruct through teacher-student dialogue, especially academic, goal-directed, small-group conversations (known as instructional conversations), rather than lecture.


Black History Month gives us the opportunity to highlight the great contributions of African American to our nation, state and community. Below are some resources to consider. Also remember that resources for African American Studies are available in IDEAS. From the IDEAS desk top please go to "Departments," then "General Instructional" and there you will find the African American Studies folder. Resources are organized by grade level and subject. Your curriculum supervisors also additional resources available in their conferences. Thanks and have a great Black History Month.

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